Forbes: Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec On AI, Ambient Computing, Cybersecurity, And Edward Snowden

By | In the News

In his day job, entrepreneur and investor Robert Herjavec works hard to prevent security breaches. At least when he’s not investing in ugly sweaters, hand-held breathometers, or books that turn into lights on ABC’s hit entrepreneurship and investment show, Shark Tank. But he does have some sympathy for the devil. Herjavec, whose Herjavec Group manages cybersecurity for some of the biggest corporations on the planet, will be speaking at the upcoming Canadian Cloud Council conference Control in May. (Edward Snowden will as well, and I’ll be interviewing Snowden on-stage.) Herjavec is ambivalent about the source of perhaps the greatest security breach in recent history. “There…

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CNBC: ‘Shark Tank’s’ Robert Herjavec is always willing to splurge $15 for valet parking—here’s why

By | In the News

Everyone has something they’re willing to splurge on. For star of ABC’s “Shark Tank” Robert Herjavec, that thing is valet parking. “It’s one of the things I love about LA,” Herjavec tells CNBC Make It.“Everywhere has valet — it saves so much time. You just pull up, get out of the car and go!” Herjavec says having his car parked for him typically costs anywhere from $10 to $20, but the money is well worth it, because it’s not just about convenience. It has to do with a lesson about money he learned from his father.  “When I was a kid,…

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When Your Company Gets Hacked, Will You Be Prepared?

By | Cybersecurity CEO, Herjavec Group (Cyber Security)

New report indicates cyber complacency is a growing problem in corporate boardrooms globally Los Angeles, Calif. – Jan. 16, 2017 “Every company will be hacked”, according to Roger Grimes, in a recent story he wrote for CSO. It’s a scary statement to make but Grimes, a 30-year tech industry road warrior who spent the past 11 years as Principal Security Architect at Microsoft, knows his stuff. I’ve been guilty of making similar bold statements and leveraging the “when, not if” hacking scare tactics but I’m finding more and more that the tone has changed when executives are speaking about cybersecurity. It’s a…

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A New Year, A New Start

By | LinkedIn Influencer

Welcome to the New Year ! There is something magical to me about this time of the year. A new year, a new start. A chance to reset and recalibrate goals for 2018. Some things may have gone well in 2017, others not so well. Some things may need complete fixing! There is no better time than the present to focus on continuous improvement. Success is fleeting, and so is failure. We have a chance to make 2018 anything we want. We really don’t know what the new year will bring, but we can guess and we can plan, and…

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CNBC Make It: ‘Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec: 3 tips to be more productive in 2018

By | In the News

If your New Year’s resolution for 2018 is to be more productive, efficient or focused, Robert Herjavec has some advice to make it happen. Between leading his cybersecurity firm Herjavec Group, investing in businesses on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” writing books and being a father, Herjavec has a lot going on but still manages to get things done. Here’s how he does it. Planning a year in advance “I live and die by my calendar,” Herjavec tells CNBC Make It. And he always tries to plan 12 months ahead. “[It] allows me to manage my time and prioritize,” he explains. “It doesn’t mean that…

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What 9 Years of Shark Tank Has Taught Me

By | LinkedIn Influencer, Shark Tank

Shark Tank is an award-winning show, so there’s a lot at stake — for the entrepreneurs and for us Sharks. Every year, the show’s producers get upwards of 250,000 applicants but only 150 of them end up traveling to LA and taping a segment with the Sharks each season. What sets those 150 entries apart? How do they ensure they make the cut? And if they do, what helps them secure a deal? After being on Shark Tank for 9 years, here’s what I’ve learned: Don’t Be Boring! This is the #1 lesson — you’re on national television and TV is…

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We Need To Protect Our Critical Infrastructure – NOW.

By | Herjavec Group (Cyber Security), LinkedIn Influencer

The cyber landscape has made it easier for criminals to steal all kinds of information – usernames, passwords, banking information, you name it! Cyber attacks are imminent across all industries and sectors, affecting our society on an individual and global economic scale. Critical infrastructure refers to sectors such as healthcare, financial services, agriculture, power, etc. These industries form the backbone of a nation’s economy and security – in other words, they’re very important !! They also happen to be tightly connected within the internet of things (IoT) – and cybercriminals know exactly how to exploit this. In June, businesses around…

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Petco: Petco Acquires Shark Tank-Featured Pet Subscription Service Company, PupBox

By | In the News

Pet specialty retailer adds life stage-focused subscription boxes to online pet gifting options just in time for holidays. SAN DIEGO, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Petco today announced it has acquired PupBox, a puppy- and life stage-focused subscription service company that delivers customized products and training information to new puppy and dog parents based on their pet’s current stage of development and physical characteristics. Alongside the acquisition, and just in time for the season of gifting, Petco and PupBox have launched the first-ever PupBox Holiday Box, a festive bundle of toys, treats and holiday training tips, perfect for any pup or pet parent on your…

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Entrepreneur: Robert Herjavec on Entrepreneurship, Working with Inventive Kids and Bringing Prototypes to Life

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Last March, I got the chance to chat with Robert Herjavec about his involvement as a mentor with the first Frito-Lay Dreamvention competition and the advice he has for inspiring young entrepreneurs. Since then, thousands of kids under the age of 15 submitted ideas they wanted to see come to life. From the masses, five finalists were selected and are competing head-to-head for chance to win $250,000. Herjavec has continued his involvement with the project. Then, last week, I got to chat with Herjavec again to talk about his experiences with the kids, the Dreamvention competition and his advice for all entrepreneurs when it comes…

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There’s No Such Thing As Genius In The Darkness of a Basement

By | LinkedIn Influencer

Every day, I get countless emails from entrepreneurs pitching the next big thing. It seems everyone has a million-dollar idea. When I ask some entrepreneurs what they’ve done with these ideas, that’s where I start seeing the difference between the people who talk about changing the world, and the ones who actually do it.  Let me tell you something — there’s no such thing as genius in the darkness of a basement.  You need to constantly push yourself to be more and to do more. You may be sitting on the next million-dollar idea but if you don’t spend time…

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